MSC Lirica Overview

Experience the true art of Italian hospitality aboard the magnificent MSC Lirica. With service on par with the best Italian Hotels, the MSC Lirica will immerse you in elegant ambience and quintessential Italian style. Several restaurants celebrate the finest traditions - you'll savor all of the rich flavors that have brought Italy its worldwide culinary fame. Start each day at sea with a jog and inspiring ocean views around the deck, then practice your putt on the deluxe miniature golf course or relax poolside. In the evening, try your luck in the casino or dance to live music performed by pianists and string quartets. With MSC, it's "Premium Class, with a True Italian Signature".

MSC Lirica Ship Stats

  • Price:
  • Size: M
  • Total Passengers: 1,560
  • Total Crew: 700
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.23
  • Built: Jan 2002
  • Refurbished: Jan 2015
  • Number of Decks: 9
  • Total Cabins: 794
  • Cabin Categories: 6
  • Gross Tonnage: 59,000
  • Length: 824
  • Beam: 94


  • Cabin / Stateroom 3.4
  • Children's Programs 2.7
  • Destinations and Excursions 3.0
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.0
  • Entertainment 3.2
  • Food and Dining 3.3
  • Onboard Activities 3.3
  • Service and Staff 3.5
  • Ship Quality 3.9


794 cabins and 6 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
(6 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 140 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $71/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
(3 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 140 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $95/night
Suite Cabin Suite
Avg. Size: 248 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $174/night

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L''Atmosphere Bar L''Atmosphere Bar
(1 Review)
Coffee Corner Bar Coffee Corner Bar
(3 Reviews)
La Bussola Restaurant La Bussola Restaurant
(1 Review)
La Pergola Restaurant La Pergola Restaurant
(1 Review)

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Onboard Activities

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Spa Spa
(2 Reviews)
Beauty Parlour Beauty Parlour
(1 Review)
Gym Gym
(2 Reviews)
Broadway Theatre Broadway Theatre
(1 Review)

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92 MSC Lirica Reviews

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Mediterranean Odyssey by DMRuiz101

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European style cruising for a good price. Recommend if you are used to traveling on your own outside of USA.

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Venice cruise round trip to Athens by stephenmeeks

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Overall the food was fair, but not great. The 11th floor aft buffet space is too bunched up and crowded for guests movement around the buffet and between the tables. There is barely enough room for two way walking traffic at the service lines. Moving the rails 1/2 meter out from the service bar would help. Move the larger tables out of the aft window viewing areas and put smaller tables for two guests in their place. There are many windows that could be easily washed from the deck that are very dirty all around the ship. Having picture windows on a ship that are unnecessarily dirty is very poor staff management.

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Amazing Itinerary - Must Do by Ambiinthe6

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

I enjoyed the Itinerary but the activities and the food on the cruise was lacking. I also get the feeling their employees are not happy. Most were not friendly. And they kept promoting their senior staff when it's the servers and cleaners who do all the hard work.

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May 23, 2015

If you are planning to take the "Night out in Mykonos" excursion you should know that there will be smoking inside the restaurant. If we had know this we would not have taken this excursion. Our night was ruined by the smoking. We couldn't even eat for all the smoke. Disgusting!

Jul 30, 2015

Wait til you get to the location to book an excursion much cheaper.

Oct 15, 2018

I have been on 15+ cruises and based on my experience, you can get more for your money elsewhere

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